Press Releases

2016-01-12 08:00

Funds will be used purchase educational materials

Women in Aviation International received a $3,200 grant from The Sporty's Foundation, whose mission is to ensure a healthy general aviation community for the next generation. The grant will be used to purchase instructional sectional charts to use as a hands-on teaching activity for girls ages 8 to 16 for the September 24, 2016 youth outreach.

"Sporty's has been a sponsor of Girls in Aviation Day since its inception," said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "By teaching the girls how to read...

2016-01-07 08:00

Statement of WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian on the efforts by WASP Elaine Harmon's family to have her buried in Arlington National Cemetery:

As president of Women in Aviation International, I strongly support all efforts to allow Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, or any military cemetery of the surviving family's choice that is available to other military service personnel.

The WASP honorably served their country. We urge everyone to visit change.org and sign the Harmon Family petition on behalf of all WASP....

2016-01-04 (All day)
Adventurer/Pilot will speak at WAI Conference in March

Tracey Curtis-Taylor successfully completed her United Kingdom to Australia flight on January 1, 2016, recreating a pioneering 1930 solo flight by Amy Johnson. Tracey departed Farnborough airport on October 1, 2015, on her solo flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman named the Spirit of Artemis . The flight covered 13,000 miles, including 50 legs, crossing 23 countries.

"Tracey is a keynote speaker at the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference March 10-12 in Nashville at the Friday morning general session,...

2015-12-21 (All day)

Speakers at the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, are sure to fulfill the conference's mission: to connect, engage and inspire WAI members and attendees.

"With conference attendees from all segments of the aviation industry, and phases of life and career, we are challenged each year to develop a lineup of speakers whose stories and messages will resonate with all," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "This year, we have a...

2015-12-08 08:00

Funds to Enhance Girls in Aviation Day 2016

Women in Aviation International received a $7,500 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation.

The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants...

2015-12-08 (All day)
Funds to Enhance Girls in Aviation Day 2016

Women in Aviation International received a $7,500 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation.

The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee of the ISTAT Foundation...

2015-11-30 08:00

Military pioneers to be honored

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has selected the 2016 inductees into its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony will take place at the closing banquet on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

"The women who are being inducted this year don't have names that most people will recognize, but each of them...

2015-10-20 08:00

Applications Due November 16, 2015

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a WAI scholarship for 2016. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 2, 2015. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2015.

"This year we are offering 111 different scholarships totaling $600,000," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "I can't say it too often - these scholarships are not just for college students; they are for people at every phase of their aviation lives....

2015-10-07 08:00

Fantastic outcome of first Girls in Aviation Day calls for repeat effort

The success of Women in Aviation International's first Girls in Aviation Day requires a repeat performance in 2016. The 2016 Girls in Aviation Day is officially set for Saturday, September 24, 2016. Plans are already underway to make this event even bigger and better than the first.

A survey of the 49 WAI chapters in seven countries that participated in the first Girls in Aviation Day revealed:

45% of WAI chapters rated their event as "Perfect!" with an...

2015-10-06 08:00

Will concentrate on educational outreach and opportunities

Cassandra Bosco has joined the Women in Aviation International staff as Education and Industry Relations Director. The position was created as part of the organization's strategic plan to grow WAI's education offerings and outreach to youth and college and university students.

A founding board member of WAI and WAI member #3, Cassandra's background includes serving as Interim Executive Director of the University Aviation Association (UAA), leading implementation of aviation programs...

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